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An encyclopedia of the canals and rivers of England and Wales, including historical data, provided by Jim Shead, Waterways Writer and Photographer.

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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Barmby-on-the-Marsh Village Barrage
For more information see River Derwent.

The Boat Listing is now hosted by CanalPlanAC. Please update your Favourites/Bookmarks to http://canalplan.org.uk/boats/

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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

Escape from Microsoft - my experiences with Linux.

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Books, videos, DVDs and links to other canal shopping sites.

For non-waterway travel photographs see www.jim-shead.net

I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 60

Saturday 31 January 2015

Their courses silently penetrate a very different Britain from that we are accustomed to in the course of our busy and hectic lives. Unspoiled and uncrowded even if pleasure-craft traffic were suddenly to double or treble overnight (and it has already done so on the River Thames and the Norfolk Broads) the inland waterways of Britain are uniquely remote yet easily accessible to anyone with the slightest tinge of inquisitiveness in their make-up.

For the most part our rivers and canals today are lost trade routes with little prospect of ever again contributing an important chapter to the economic and social history of the country. But in this crowded island where there are so few opportunities to escape from the burdensome effects of modern civilisation, the inland waterways are a unique heritage which, if you care to claim it, can add a new dimension to your leisure. Our canals and rivers remain part of another age when the pattern of trade and transport was quite different. This pattern has been long forgotten or ignored by modern business and indeed by the masses of the public. So the canals and rivers are in fact a key to a way of life almost unchanged since the eighteenth century, and they are all yours to explore and enjoy.

Frederic Doerflinger - Slow Boat Through England

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